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The New Place Cafe Rarotonga

Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 22 279
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“sliders” (3 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A new location that has a cheerful staff, great selection and is a great place to sit and chat; especially on a rainy day - which can happen in the tropics.

Thank bluebull79
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We just stopped by for lunch one day. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was very good. A good price too.

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

At the end of town by the main road, 3 seating deck levels to choose from. Coffee is good better than other places in town. Sourdough was too crispy rest of the meal was fine. The price very high for the quality of the breakfast...More

Thank Gilbert W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This 'new' restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Lovely setting and many vegetarian options on the menu, something I've been looking for in Rarotonga for many years. We enjoyed brunch under the Frangipani tree and look forward to returning next time we're in the Cooks.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had coffee and cake for morning tea, the food, coffee and service was just lovely. The cafe has a lovely indoor outdoor flow which we liked.

Thank gordyandlece
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Although we were recommended this cafe, it wasn't my cup of tea. The menu looked good (we were there at a time when there was a limited light menu) and the food we had was tasty. However, it was a fairly cosmopolitan menu and I'd...More

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to drop in for a coffee on market day. Although there was plenty of staff on and very few customers it took ages to get a couple of coffee. Was thinking if walking out at one stage. The coffees were luke warm when we...More

Thank MalcolmB1300
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We discovered this Cafe early on in our stay and came at least once a week to have a curry. Attentive friendly staff added to the experience. They were not open for evening dining on Monday nights which wasn't a problem. When in Raro again...More

Thank bob t
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We recently spent a month in Raro and visited the New Place 3 times,each time trying a different cuisine,food very tasty,well presented and a reasonable price,good restaurant in the middle of Avarua near the markets Well worth a visit

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Decided that hotel food not for me tonight. Drove past during the day and it looked inviting so here I am. Dinner time, ordered the local Ika Mata which is the Cook Island take on the Fijian kocoda. Raw fish marinated in lime juice, Drained...More

1  Thank McTravel73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 279
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Breakfast and light meals from 7:30, all morning light savouries and desserts, coffee, tea, smoothies. Lunch 11:30 to 2:30. Also open for light meals and refreshing drinks or afternoon tea through to 5:30 pm. Evening opening to 10:30pm coming soon.
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